Quote from: Matthies on May 08, 2009, 07:10:03 PMQuote from: ISUCKATTHIS on May 08, 2009, 07:06:31 PMDrake is somewhere in Iowa.is it ranked below me so that I may mock it?Also this thread is geting more hits than an AA oone, I may have to kitty bomb itYeah, what ever happened to puppying threads?BTW, confirm for me just how wrong this guy is, so he can move on with his day.
Quote from: ISUCKATTHIS on May 08, 2009, 07:06:31 PMDrake is somewhere in Iowa.is it ranked below me so that I may mock it?Also this thread is geting more hits than an AA oone, I may have to kitty bomb it
Drake is somewhere in Iowa.
No you're not.
"Fair enough. If you ever try to explain how I'm off base, I'll be happy to reconsider my positions or admit fault where appropriate."I don't have standing for this, lol. Frankly, I think we've reached an impasse. Why don't we both simply acknowledge what it is we're disagreeing about and move on? I think that the error made in the Drake student's case was one that could have affected students performance. I think on that basis alone, some action should be taken to correct the exam. As far as I understand, you disagree with the idea that the administrative error could have affected performance. Then, you think no action should be taken because, in your view, any action would be worse than the effect of the original mistake.Why don't we just leave it there and agree to disagree? (as I, incidentally, tried to do about 4 pages ago)
From my perspective, the fact that LS grading is so subjective makes it even more important for the administrative playing field to be totally level. Form and style matter, even if the official line is that they’re not supposed to. Then, the state of mind of the exam taker matters (confidence, nervousness, whether or not he/she is rushing) even more than it would on a more objective test. In my mind, that’s all the more reason to make sure that no student faces any extra burdens during the test administration than does any other.
"No one here disagrees that it is important for the playing field to be level. We are merely discussing what, if anything, can and should be done when it is not."Exactly. And based on reams and reams of discussion, I think there are substantially different views on that subject. I also think that we're not going to reach a consensus. I am content with that.
As an aside, it's kind of hilarious that Irrx engages in pages upon pages of discussion, sleeps on it, gets embarrassed about it and then deletes it all the next day. What a little weenie. Not that he shouldn't have been embarrassed...